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Restoring Codornices Creek at Kains Avenue in Berkeley and Albany.


Over the past twenty years about 2000 feet of Codornices Creek has been restored to enhance fish habitat and address past flood damages to University Village, University of California Berkeley student housing, led by the City of Albany. The project contains a regional trail and interpretive signage. CUSP is adding to this effort by partnering with the City of Berkeley to restore an upstream reach located between San Pablo Avenue and Kains Avenue on the border of Albany and Berkeley. The project has been made possible with funding from the California Department of Water Resources Urban Streams Restoration Program of Water Resources and the Schwemm Family Foundation. This 400-foot reach of creek located adjacent to low income housing has been ditched and degraded by failing concrete walls. The project will transform a one third acre weed strewn vacant lot into a neighborhood park and restore the creek channel, floodplain and riparian corridor. Fish habitat structures will be added for the codornices Creek steelhead. The project is scheduled for construction the summer of 2020. Community planting projects will take place in winter of 2021. Interested in volunteering on this creek restoration project? Stay appraised of the dates for these volunteer events by checking back with this website.

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